Female-Led Ventures

Carol Schwartz AO with Shelly Porges (Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond The Billion) at the Australian launch event

Our Female-Led Venture Portfolio, led by Carol Schwartz AO, Chenelle Tanglao and Sarah Buckley, invests in female fund managers and female founders for strong commercial returns.

We invest in female fund managers, driving impact at scale. Funding female capital allocators is a critical element in creating a fairer and better performing investment ecosystem.

We invest directly in underrepresented female founders, tapping into a vast pool of untapped potential in female entrepreneurship.

Our Partners

We are proud to support the following female-led companies and funds:

Ecosystem support
We champion female entrepreneurs and fund managers – reshaping Australia’s capital access paradigm in the venture ecosystem.

Key highlights:

  • Our Founder Carol Schwartz AO is the Australian Lead and Global Advisory Board Member in Beyond the Billion, the first and largest global consortium of venture funds deploying over US $1 billion in women-founded companies.

  • We are proud members of ‘Equity Clear‘, an initiative of leading VC funds committed to greater transparency to address gender imbalance in Australian startup funding.

  • We share learnings and insights, creating opportunities for open conversations.

  • We facilitate collaboration and expand investor networks to increase available capital.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you! If you have an opportunity you think would be a good fit, please: